Aim and Themes


Safety in Emerging Technologies
Main propulsion | Thrusters | Circuit breaker innovation | Energy storage | Head-up displays | Wireless sensing and charging | Ship to shore data communications | The application of ‘Big data’ to ship design, maintenance and operations | Autonomy in ships | Self-powered sensors | Performance and energy saving systems | Off shore renewables

Crew, Qualifications and Competence
Design for lean manning | Design for autonomy | Variation of equipment and systems implementation | Development and assurance of competence of crew and maintainers | Plug and play expectations and digital generation

Whole System Safety - Verification, Integration and Regulation
Role of class societies and international standards in system design and verification | Role of the platform integrator | Impact of electrical protection on ship availability | Development of cyberphysical systems | Safety justification of COTS software | Risk reduction using “Hardware In the Loop” testing| System requirements traceability to verification | Safety assurance and safety cases | Safety trends in dynamic positioning systems

Prominent Hazards
Cybersecurity | Arc flash | Electromagnetic fields | Uncontrolled release of energy from energy storage devices | Systematic software failure | Hazard perception | Decision making | Firefighting in electrical compartments | Data safety and overreliance on soft ware

Operation, Maintenance, Training and Human Factors
Remote access to ship software and subsequent modification | Ergonomics | Training for emerging technology | Using virtual reality for crew and maintainer training | Technical documentation and exchange standards | E-manuals | E-learning | Data analytics for equipment and system health prognostics and diagnostics | Integrated bridge systems | Internet of things in the maritime context | Alarm management | Configuration management | Prioritisation and understanding system interdependency | Maintaining operation within design limitations